Mining Engineering - master academic studies
Conditions for enrolment: Achieved 240 ECTS points at basic academic studies
Study programme objectives:
- Study programme education objectives are to continue with improvement of the quality of basic and postgraduate programmes which support innovative teaching plans and innovative research, and to educate technically competent mining engineers, who have team research skills and recognise needs for change in economically and ecologically sensitive society. That implies knowing many criteria, including the following:
- Owning of strong fundamental scientific and technical knowledge and skill of critical thinking, which will serve as a basis for lifelong learning;
- Ability to implement scientific and engineering skills to analysis and designing of mining production systems;
- Ability to transfer technical/professional information efficiently in oral, written, and visual form;
- Awareness and understanding of professional responsibilities for protection of human health, welfare of people and environment in production of mineral resources.
Further approach: A degree holder may enrol in doctoral academic studies.
Professional status: M. Sc. in Mining Engineering
- The expected professional or subject-specific skills and capabilities acquired by the students of undergraduate academic studies are:
- Thorough and detailed knowledge of the selected specific area in the mining engineering, which directly leans upon general engineering knowledge acquired at the first level of the studies - developed capabilities for identification, analysis and synthesis of approaches in solving general and specific problems of mining engineering in the area of ground and underground exploitation, preparation of mineral raw materials, mining mechanisation, mining measurements and underground construction;
- Ability for solving complex problems in the specific area of the engineering practice with the use of contemporary scientific methods and procedures, and with multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach – autonomy in the process of suggesting solutions, forecasting the consequences and decision making;
- Ability for independent formulation of evidence in order to confirm the set hypotheses, to implement the knowledge for understanding the complex mining production systems in various contexts and in different scale;
- Developed sense for continuous monitoring and implementing of innovations in the profession – ease in mastering the methods and procedures used in the research process;
- Necessary abilities for career development – independence in work and ability for direct implementation of theoretical knowledge in practice, team work, ease in communication with professionals and non-professionals in multi and inter-disciplinary teams;
- Ability for using information-communication technologies in mastering the knowledge of a certain area;
- Computer-based solving of numerical problems and numerical modelling of various technological processes;
- Ability for using contemporary literature, modern means of communication and all the possibilities for continuous career development;
- Qualification for further academic education at doctoral studies.